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CS Therapist II Co-Responder

CS Therapist II Co-Responder

Introduction Are you interested in being a part of an organization whose mission is a commitment to improving the quality of life for people with or at risk of developing serious mental illness and preventing these occurrences while minimizing the impact of these conditions through a system of caring that respects and promotes the dignity, rights and full participation of individuals and their families? If so, then Prince William County’s Community Services is where you need to be working. We are currently looking to fill two vacancies for a Therapist II position with our Emergency Services team that provides essential crisis interventions services to the community. Located within easy commuting distance from Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Stafford County, Prince Willian County is a diverse and dynamic community, where we treasure our past and the promise of the future. Come join a team that values quality service, integrity and accountability! ABOUT THIS ROLE: The role of a Therapist II in Emergency Services is to assess risk and connect persons in crisis to the appropriate level of care. Therapist II’s provide crisis intervention services with the goal of helping the person in crisis experience improvement in overall mental health. Co-Responder therapists/clinicians ride in a police car with a CIT trained officer throughout the duration of their shift and respond to persons in crisis within Prince William County. This position performs the following duties:
  •  Provides emergency mental health intervention services
  •  Conducts screening interviews and makes recommendations for level of care
  •  Provides outreach, assessment, linkage to and coordination with other service providers
  •  Provides crisis intervention for clients, including those at high risk for suicide/homicide-under     supervisory guidance, evaluates risk and potential need for hospitalization
  •  Develops and implements risk management plans
  •  Maintains records according to agency’s policies and procedures, prepares reports
  •  Attends and participates in staff meetings and professional development activities
  •  Prepares and presents case presentations for clinical supervision.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or a related behavioral science field
  • 1-2 years of related experience providing services to individuals in a Mental Health, Substance Abuse or Emergency Program (9 months of supervised experience will be considered as 1 year of experience).
  • Must currently possess OR be eligible to obtain a LCSW or LPC in the Commonwealth of Virginia within 2 years of hire.
PREFERENCES:
  • Experience conducting risk assessments
  • Experience working in a behavioral health setting
  • Experience collaborating with other departments & stakeholders
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Experience with preadmission assessments
SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to ride in police car for 10 or more hours per shift. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or a related behavioral science field Licensed or licensed eligible in the Commonwealth of Virginia Must possess a valid driver’s license Must pass DMV record check Must pass TB test Offer of employment is contingent upon the candidate passing a fingerprinted-based national criminal history record check. Child Protective Services Requirements:  Effective 1999, mandated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services 12VA35-105-400 rules and Regulations for Licensing Providers by the Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services related to Criminal Registry Checks, a search of the registry of founded complaints of child abuse and neglected maintained by the Department of Social Services. ENTRY SALARY RANGE: $66,742.00 – $82,560.00 Click here to view the full class description Prince William County Community Services maintains a drug free workplace
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